Samsung’s New SD Cards Are as Sleek as They Are Sturdy

Samsung has released a new line of SD and microSD memory cards that focus not only on speed and durability but appearance as well. They come with a brushed metal look in silver or black, and are able pretty dang tough as well:

In order to ensure their reliability, Samsung has designed both lines of memory products to be waterproof, shockproof, and magnet proof, allowing them to withstand some of the harshest conditions. All models are guaranteed to survive up to 24 hours in water, withstand the force of a 1.6 ton vehicle (3,200 lbs), and resist up to 10,000 gauss (slightly less than the power of a medical imaging magnet).

Prices range from $10 to $90 for 2GB to 32GB cards.

(via Engadget)

  • Peter Jamus Holme


  • Kevin Hyatt

    Shiny..and durable!

  • Anonymous

    guaranteed to survive up to 24 hours in water….. really, what do they guarantee exactly?Sounds great though.
    And what is it with the crushproof thing, Olympus market the tough cameras as can withstand 100kg or something…… Do lots of people get crushed in Asia these days…..

  • Anonymous

    Solid state is and has been always the safest way to store data apart from cloud computing (uploading to a farm of hard drives). What makes solid state more appealing is you don’t need a password or Internet connection to retrieve the data.

    Imagine if films / BluRay movies were sold on SD cards or cool looking USB sticks. Wow, no there’s an ingenius marketing idea.

  • Tetrasol

    I guess there comes a time when you reach a lower size limit. I can’t tell you how many movies I would have lost over the past years if they were stored on SD cards or worse, MicroSD. But give me a 100tb+ credit-card or HDD-sized solid state device that I can store all of it on, and I would be happy. Not to mention the $200 I have to spend every 6 months for new DAM and archive drives. I don’t think I will ever reach the point where I feel comfortable with storing my personal media or photography archives in the cloud.

  • mythbuster

    I think the most important feature is their resistance to magnetic fields as I suspect data could be erased if cards are exposed repeatedly to airports scanners and other surveillance equipment. Water resistance is also useful, but what about sea water corrosion?

  • Dave

    Dull… I don’t really care what a memory card looks like.

  • Mantis

    I could give a crap what my SD card looks like.  But I do wish they would start making them in bright colors like yellow and orange so they could be more easily found on a cluttered desk or camera bag.